Uwe Rosler explains why positives can be taken from Leeds United’s start to the season

Elland Road

Leeds United have started the season in respectable form.

Leeds currently sit in 11th place after eight games, but Uwe Rosler has told the official club website that there are positives to be taken from the start of the season due to the calibre of opposition faced.

The head coach said: “When you see our first eight games, we played a lot of teams who have come down from the Premier League or were in the play-offs last season. In the majority of the games, we did reasonably well.”

Leeds have held their own at the beginning of this campaign, and although they have hardly looked like potential promotion challengers, Rosler has built a team who managed to compete with a selection of the best teams in the division.

Draws with Burnley and Brentford proved they are capable of playing against relegated and play-off teams from last season, whilst they also drew with Sheffield Wednesday - who have been building a side to challenge for the top flight - and managed a victory away at Derby County, who have the best team in the division on paper.

They may only have two victories to their name, and only 11 points from eight games, but Rosler has started his career at Elland Road with a series of tough games which he has done well to traverse without seeing his side in the bottom half of the league table.

Of course there have been issues, as they only drew with Bristol City, and were fortunate to defeat MK Dons - both teams only promoted to the Championship at the end of last season - but right now, the positives outweigh the negatives at Elland Road.

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